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Booster Straps with Hotronics

#1
I'm thinking about using booster straps, I've actually used them in the past so I plan to potentially move them over from the old boot I still have that they are installed on. However, I can't for the life of me recall how I used my Hotronics on them.. I literally cannot ski without my Hotronics because my feet turn into a bock of ice, so that's not an option. For anyone who has booster straps and also uses Hotronics, how do you attach them and which brackets do you use? I currently have the aftermarket clip brackets that go on your power strap and greatly prefer them to the clips that come with the batteries originally because they are much more secure.
 

ski diva

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#2
I have booster straps and hotronics, as well as the after market clips you mention. The clips are on the booster straps. It works just fine. Your ski shop should be able to install them, no problem.
 
#3
I have booster straps and hotronics, as well as the after market clips you mention. The clips are on the booster straps. It works just fine. Your ski shop should be able to install them, no problem.
Ohh okay, this is good to know! Do you have the booster installed upside down by any chance, so it pulls to the inside versus outside? I thought for some reason that the metal piece on the outside of the strap would interfere with the Hotronics bracket (at least where I currently have mine positioned). Maybe this is a problem made up in my mind and not actually an issue though, which would be great! :smile:
 
#4
I have the strap and original clip hotronics set up. I actually wear mine on the inside of the boot not the back or exterior, so did not have to install strap with closure to the inside.

I found that the powder cuff catches the battery on the rare occasion that it comes off.

Love both!
 

Jilly

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#5
I have the strap and original clip hotronics set up. I actually wear mine on the inside of the boot not the back or exterior, so did not have to install strap with closure to the inside.

I found that the powder cuff catches the battery on the rare occasion that it comes off.

Love both!
Well that would be one way to remind you to keep your feet apart! The batteries would hit each other, even under the pants...
 

ski diva

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#6
Ohh okay, this is good to know! Do you have the booster installed upside down by any chance, so it pulls to the inside versus outside? I thought for some reason that the metal piece on the outside of the strap would interfere with the Hotronics bracket (at least where I currently have mine positioned). Maybe this is a problem made up in my mind and not actually an issue though, which would be great! :smile:
The metal piece is on the inside and the hotronics on the outside. I've never had an issue with any of this; it works just fine.
 
#8
@Jilly You nailed it! That is exactly why I have the hotronics on the inside! The bruises on the inside of my knees tells me the whole story and negative reinforcement is a stronger, albeit more brutal, teacher.

The booster straps come in a variety of tension options from stretchy to very stiff, aka for racers. I love the progressive feel, and most of all love not dealing with nasty stiff velcro. However, if you store your boots up high and the strap unbuckled, please beware. I hit my eyeball with the metal buckle in the locker room as it swung in towards my head, and bloodied the whole eyeball! I was back teaching by 10:30 am after a quick visit to the ER.
 
#10
@Jilly You nailed it! That is exactly why I have the hotronics on the inside! The bruises on the inside of my knees tells me the whole story and negative reinforcement is a stronger, albeit more brutal, teacher.

The booster straps come in a variety of tension options from stretchy to very stiff, aka for racers. I love the progressive feel, and most of all love not dealing with nasty stiff velcro. However, if you store your boots up high and the strap unbuckled, please beware. I hit my eyeball with the metal buckle in the locker room as it swung in towards my head, and bloodied the whole eyeball! I was back teaching by 10:30 am after a quick visit to the ER.
Ouch!!!
 

liquidfeet

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#11
Thanks! My old ones have the metal on the outside, but seems they could install it upside down and have them on the inside to avoid this.
I always have my Hotronic batteries clipped on the outside of the Booster, with the Booster's metal thing on the inside. You'll have trouble tightening the Booster's trap if you have the metal on the inside. You need to pull that strap on the outside of your leg to get it tight. Well, I do.

If the bootfitter installs it so that the Hotronic batteries are in the way, have the bootfitter do it again. This is not hard to get right, but I have had a bootfitter flub it up once.
 

contesstant

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#14
I have the Booster installed the normal way and attach the battery pack right next to the metal buckle at about 10 o’clock on my leg. I put the attachment between the two layers of elastic on the booster, which holds it really well.
 

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